Art Van Furniture has clearance centers in Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland, Michigan, as of October 2015. The website's store locator feature allows customers to enter their ZIP codes to find the nearest store. Customers choose from clearance centers, Art Van Flooring, Pure Sleep, Scott Shuptrine Interiors and bilingual stores.
Art Van Elslander founded the furniture chain in 1959 in Detroit. His goal was to provide his community with high-quality furniture at great prices, while providing a high level of customer service. The original offerings included Danish and contemporary-style home furnishings.
Art Van Furniture has 47 stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, along with 54 Pure Sleep mattress stores. The company's buyers travel the world to find classic furniture at the best prices. Art Van Style Makers keep up with furniture fashion trends and bring that style to the Midwest. Customers can custom order furniture pieces by selecting unique colors, fabrics, accents, hardware or finishes.
The company built an innovative, 183,000-square-foot, automated warehouse in 2001. This allows the company to leave a smaller environmental footprint. It reduced its lighting, heating and cooling costs in the new warehouse by 75 percent. All stores use LED lighting to reduce their carbon footprints and recycle mattresses, Styrofoam, plastics and cardboard.